The innovations of Microsoft Holographics brought to life by the Microsoft HoloLens are quite remarkable. While the HoloLens Development Edition is still v1 hardware, it’s really amazing how well it works. One thing Microsoft hasn’t really published is what the hardware specifications (CPU, RAM, Storage, etc) are inside powering the HoloLens device. Using the HoloLens Settings app along with the AIDA64 app available in the Windows Store many of the hardware specification details can be discovered. A compilation of the HoloLens hardware specs are below.


ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation
Product NameHoloLens
Root Device ManufacturerMicrosoft Corporation
Root Device ModelHoloLens
Root Device CategoryComputer.Portable
 Installed RAM2 GB
Internal Storage Capacity54.09 GB


CPU ModelIntel(R) Atom(TM) x5-Z8100P CPU @ 1.04Ghz
Core ArchitectureIntel Airmont
Manufacturing Process14 nm
Instruction Set32-bit x86
CPU Revision406C3h
Logical Processors4

Holographic Processing Unit (HPU)

ModelCustom made for Microsoft HoloLens

There’s not much information currently available on the HPU. This is a brand new piece of hardware custom developed by Microsoft specifically for the HoloLens.


GPU ModelHoloLens Graphics
GPU Vendor ID8086h (Intel)
Dedicated Video Memory114 MB
Shared System Memory980 MB


Designed Capacity16,500 mWh

Operating System

Operating SystemWindows 10
 App Memory Usage Limit900 MB

Devices – Camera

Resolution2.4 MP (2048 x 1152)
Video Resolution1.1 MP (1408 x 792)
Video Speed30 fps
 Min / Max Exposure Time0.0005 / 0.5 sec
 Power Line Frequency50 Hz

Devices – Storage Device

DeviceToshiba 064G32
Capacity64 GB


DescriptionBroadcom 802.11ac Wireless PCIE Full Dongle Adapter


VersionBluetooth 4.1 Low Energy (LE)

This is likely far more technical hardware details than most people are interested in, but that’s the exact reason why I’ve compiled and posted it here. The purpose of this site is to take a deep dive into all things relating to the Microsoft HoloLens. What better to dive deep into than the hardware inside the Microsoft HoloLens itself.

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Chris Pietschmann is a Microsoft MVP, HashiCorp Ambassador, and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) with 20+ years of experience designing and building Cloud & Enterprise systems. He has worked with companies of all sizes from startups to large enterprises. He has a passion for technology and sharing what he learns with others to help enable them to learn faster and be more productive.
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